Sydney Winn Finds a Future in Dance


Sydney Winn, 9

Matilda Seay, Breaking News

Dance has been part of freshman Sydney Winn’s life since birth — literally.
Winn started dancing at age one and a half, doing tap and ballet. As she became older, she started branching out to more styles; adding in contemporary and jazz.
Going into Wando this year, Winn took Dance II, a semester-long class taught by Jessica Belcher.
Belcher’s class exposed Winn to new types of Dance and leadership roles.
“At the beginning of the year at Wando, we did a lot of modern. I’ve never done modern before, so it’s helped increase my vocabulary,” Winn said.
Towards the end of the semester, the class shifted to choreography. On Dec. 12, the program hosted a Dance Showcase, showing off the skills and numbers that students had learned. Winn served as a director for the showcase, overseeing choreography, organizing costumes, and creating programs.
Belcher is excited for Winn and her future in Dance.
“She’s just done an amazing job in the wando dance program this semester. Sydney has so much potential, i’m excited to see where she goes and where she ends up.” Belcher said.
As for Winn, she is looking forward to continuing with Wando Dance in her next three years here.
“It’s [ Dance] very very happy and everyone encourages everyone else,” she said. “We all don’t dance outside of school, but its my favorite class of the day and it’s so much fun with everyone.”